Jackson Center, Ohio

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Jackson Center, Ohio
Village
View along Main Street (State Route 65) from the intersection with Pike Street (State Route 274)
View along Main Street (State Route 65) from the intersection with Pike Street (State Route 274)
Location of Jackson Center, Ohio
Location of Jackson Center, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°26′24″N 84°2′22″W / 40.44000°N 84.03944°W / 40.44000; -84.03944Coordinates: 40°26′24″N 84°2′22″W / 40.44000°N 84.03944°W / 40.44000; -84.03944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
Government
 • Mayor Scott Klopfenstein
Area[1]
 • Total 1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)
 • Land 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,025 ft (313 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,462
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,453
 • Density 870.2/sq mi (336.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45334
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-38220[5]
GNIS feature ID 1065697[2]
Website http://www.jacksoncenter.com/

Jackson Center is a village in Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,462 at the 2010 census. Since 1952, Jackson Center has been the home of the popular Airstream travel trailers and motor homes.

Jackson Center is accessible from Interstate 75 at Exit 102, north of the Shelby County seat of Sidney. State Route 274 links I-75 to Jackson Center (the exit is signed "Jackson Center/New Bremen").

Geography[edit]

Jackson Center is located at 40°26′24″N 84°2′22″W / 40.44000°N 84.03944°W / 40.44000; -84.03944 (40.440067, -84.039414).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2), of which, 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Government[edit]

  • Scott Klopenstein - Mayor
  • Bruce Metz - Village Administrator
  • Joseph Cotterman - Chief of Police
  • Village Council
    • Ken Gloyeske
    • Larry Wahrer
    • Karen Woodruff
    • Leisha Elchert
    • Jesse Fark
    • James Frye
  • William Reichert - Superintendent of Schools

Demographics[edit]

The median income for a household in the village was $45,236. About 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,462 people, 576 households, and 404 families residing in the village. The population density was 870.2 inhabitants per square mile (336.0 /km2). There were 644 housing units at an average density of 383.3 per square mile (148.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 576 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the village was 35.7 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

Elder Theatre[edit]

Jackson Center is also the location of the Elder Theatre, the last indoor movie theater serving Shelby and Logan counties. (The Sidney Theater in Sidney and the Holland Theater in Bellefontaine are now both local live performance venues.) The Elder,in business since 1942 is currently in need to convert to digital projection equipment as 35mm film is being phased out..hence an urgent community fundraiser took place in hopes that the locally-owned cinema can remain in business. The fundraiser started on May 20, 2013, gaining steam in the latter part of June and met the $28,000 goal before midnight on July 2, 2013 The website where additional pledges can be made is Save Elder Theatre dot com.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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